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Overland Park – The Salty Iguana

Overland Park- The Salty Iguana
Salty Iguana in Lawrence, KS  

Lately I’ve written a lot about barbecue, so I thought it was a good time to change things up and try some pork at one of the local Mexican restaurants. I decided to go to “Salty Iguana” in Overland Park (just west of U.S. Hwy. 69 and 135th St.) on my search for a great Mexican pork dish. I’ve eaten at Salty Iguana several times, and have always thought it was as good, or better, than any Tex-Mex food you’ll get in the Kansas City area, but I’d never paid close attention to all the pork possibilities they had!

Yo Quiero Salty Iguana.

Since shredded pork is a big part of traditional Mexican cooking, I wasn’t shocked when I saw many good choices of ways to eat pork at Salty Iguana. If you look at the menu, you’ll see several variations of chili verde with pork being served up. Some of the options you’ll find are Mexican Chili, Tacos Pueblo, Traditional Carnitas, Chili Verde Plate, and a chili verde stuffed chimichanga.

 On this trip I chose to go with the chimichanga stuffed with green chili pork, which was an excellent choice. The Chimichanga was perfectly cooked, and the pork filling was absolutely delicious. The slow-cooked pork practically melted it was so tender, and the amounts of green chili sauce and pork hunks were in perfect balance inside the crispy chimichanga. Like most Tex-Mex eateries, the prices are reasonable, and the service is fast and friendly at Salty Iguana. As an added bonus, you can entertain yourself looking at all the bizarre iguana art on the inside walls!

If the Overland Park location is not convenient for you, keep in mind that there are 4 other Salty Iguana locations you can choose from (Lawrence, Prairie Village, Olathe, and Independence, MO.)

As a K-State graduate, I feel like I should warn you of the fact that Salty Iguana is a close partner with the Jayhawks! While it can be hard for someone that bleeds purple to set foot in such a place, I have to tell you the many ways to eat pork here make it worth it. It’s sure good enough to keep this Wildcat coming back anyway!

This week’s giveaway is is for those of you who love pork as much as we do and don’t mind admitting it.  This apron is 100% cotton with Teflon finish for added protection. It has 2 waist level patch pockets with 1 pen pocket, 1″ wide neck and waist ties, and adjustable neck strap.

Not a blah cook.

Answer this question for a chance to win. How much iron does a 3 oz serving of pork contain?

Mike

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. 3 ozs of pork has .8 MG of Iron

    February 16, 2011
  2. You're one of our favorite pork peeps Alice! Thank you for the answer! Can you email Jodi at jodit@kspork.org with your address for your super cool apron? Thank you!

    February 23, 2011

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